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  • Florida Congressional Representatives Urge Obama to Designate Habitat for Florida Panthers
    Posted in In the News on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUNSHINE STATE NEWSFlorida Congressional Representatives Urge Obama to Designate Habitat for Florida PanthersBy Kevin DerbyMembers of the Florida congressional delegation urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to add more protection for Florida panthers, calling on him to create a critical habitat designation for the state animal.U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led the letter which was also signed by Republican U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Curt Clawson and Democratic U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor... Read more

  • In San Bernardino aftermath, gun-control talk rages on
    Posted in In the News on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE DESERT SUNIn San Bernardino aftermath, gun-control talk rages onLanani Severns was sitting on a rock outside a San Bernardino office Wednesday as gunshots ripped through the air. Looking down onto a nearby golf course, she noticed an empty chair and ice chest. The image of a hunter appeared in her mind, but soon faded.Severns froze as she thought more about that audible spray of 15, maybe 20, bullets. Until police began to arrive, she was unable to move.“Then I realized,” she said, “they cou... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz: Women at Planned Parenthood ïShouldn't Have to Fear for Their Lives'
    Posted in In the News on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    MEDIAITE.COMWasserman Schultz: Women at Planned Parenthood ‘Shouldn’t Have to Fear for Their Lives’by Josh FeldmanDNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz released a statement today on the Planned Parenthood shooting and how the United States needs to take a serious look at gun violence.Her sentiments echo President Obama‘s, who was pretty forceful in his remarks about doing something on gun control following the shooting.Wasserman-Schultz said, “We don’t know all of the details about this particular ... Read more

  • Broward College business summit to help women break financial barriers
    Posted in In the News on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA TIMESBroward College business summit to help women break financial barriers The pay disparity between men and women continues to be a topic of importance, not just when women are employees but also when they are the employer.To help women-owned businesses break down the many barriers they continue to face and to provide an opportunity for the public to address these issues, Broward College is hosting its first-ever Women’s Business Economic Empowerment Summit: Breaking Barriers.“Ac... Read more

  • Members Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFA
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTMembers Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFAThey're pressuring the U.S. Soccer Federation to back a bigger role for women in international soccer.By Jennifer BenderyIt's crunch time at FIFA: A reform committee is meeting Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, to decide what changes to recommend for world soccer's governing body in the wake of a stunning corruption scandal.Dozens of professional and Olympic athletes have been demanding that one of those reforms be putting... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Blasts House Over Bill Halting Syrian Refugees
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz Blasts House Over Bill Halting Syrian RefugeesBy Giovanna MaselliMIAMI (CBSMiami) –U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) is speaking out against a bill, passed by the House, that would make it harder for refugees from Syria and Iraq to get into the U.S.The vote for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (H.R. 4038) came in at 289-137. The bill comes less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris which killed and injured hundreds of people... Read more

  • Miami-Dade officials react to attacks in Paris
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDMiami-Dade officials react to attacks in ParisBy Joey FlechasIn the hours after the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, South Florida officials are reacting to the killings that French President François Hollande has called “an act of war.”The death toll reached 127 people as of Saturday morning, with 300 others hospitalized, according to the New York Times. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. CBS News is reporting that the U.S. State Department ... Read more

  • New community center helps veterans find work
    Posted in In the News on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELNew community center helps veterans find workBy Donna Gehrke-WhiteA new community center in Fort Lauderdale will help veterans get back to work.The United Way of Broward County on Tuesday will open the Jean and David Colker Center for veterans and their families. "We wanted to open it before Veterans Day" on Wednesday, said Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO at United Way of Broward County.A primary mission of the $1.1 million center is to help veterans find jobs or get training for ... Read more

  • West Broward HS Bobcats honor former coach through benefit event
    Posted in In the News on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWest Broward HS Bobcats honor former coach through benefit eventBy Emmett Hall - Special CorrespondentEvery time he steps into the batter's box, West Broward High School baseball player Alex Gonzalez writes SA in the clay to honor his late coach, Sergio Ambros. Ambros died after suffering a heart attack on the field in June. He was 51.The Bobcats honored his legacy as they renamed their annual October breast cancer fundraiser to the Sergio Ambros Bats Against Breast Cancer tournament... Read more

  • Netflix and Hill
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE ATLANTICNetflix and HillFor normals, ‘What are you watching?’ is a simple question. For politicians, though, it's more complicated.By Megan GarberThe advice site wikiHow.com offers several helpful tips for making conversation with someone you’ve just met. These include: “Try a bit of small talk,” “Be funny if you can,” “Ask the person what they do for a living,” and “Ask about their hobbies.”This is good advice. “Ask about their hobbies,” however, might at this point be rephrased to address ... Read more